Famitsu to have the scoop on 3DS dual analog add-on, new games



Andriasang has what they believe to be the inside scoop on what Famitsu has to reveal this week about the 3DS, and boy is it a doozy. It seems as if the 3DS will get it’s own version of Monster Hunter, and it will apparently be a version of the Wii game titled Monster Hunter 3G. 

According to Famitsu, the title will have the water elements found in the Wii version, and will include local wireless play. If true, this would mark the first time the series has been on a portable not named the PSP, and would help spark interest in the 3DS in the land of the rising sun.

The bigger news to come from Famitsu is the confirmation of recent rumors of a circle pad add on. The peripheral will evidently attach to the system next to the face buttons, giving the system the dual analog treatment.

I must note that none of these rumors have been confirmed, that’s why they are rumors. Until the magazine ships and page scans hit the Internet you should take this with a bit of skepticism, but it sure looks more and more likely to be true.

What do you think? Will you happily purchase an add on for your 3DS giving it dual analog support? Will you wait for a console redesign so you don’t have an unsightly bulge on your 3DS? Does a Monster Hunter title excite you even a little bit? Tell us!

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.


  1. I just don’t understand what the point of the second thumb stick would be… The touch screen basically acts like a second analog input, and FPS games like Metroid Prime Hunters worked perfectly on the original DS. What would it be used for?

  2. If including an add-on means me not having to go purchase a revamped version of the 3DS, it’s cool with me. My dilemma is if the add on bulges the system out too much and will no longer allow my protective shell to fit. Good thing it was only 3 bucks. My primary concern is whether this will impact the comfort of holding the system. Personally, my hand cramps any time i need to play a game that uses both the L and R buttons with the circle pad. If they can at least manage to not make matters worse, and the price of the add on is 30 bucks or less, I could care less.

  3. Monster Hunter will MOS DEF spike sales in Japan.

  4. I think the add-on will be bundled with a game, possibly Super 3D Mario Land. What better way to ensure a majority of your consoles audience has your peripheral than by bundling it with a Mario title? Although it may be to late in the development to implement a second analog input.

  5. Just as Capcom pushed Nintendo into making the Classic Controller Pro for the Monster Hunter Tri release on Wii, Capcom is now siding for the 2nd analog pad for the 3DS. It is crucial for them, the analog, as it is a lot easier to have the camera on it rather than what they did for the PSP versions.

  6. Looks ridiculous.

  7. Yes, they have the ‘scoop’ as you put it 5 days before Nintendo has said ANYTHING. Makes sense. \end troll logic

  8. Ya, idk. Either way, Monster Hunter isn’t really my cup of tea. Tried it for the Wii, but meh.. to much “epic mmorpg” for me. As for the add-on though? Meh, I really don’t care about the 2nd analog. Shooters lack depth and story, and for me, that’s a game killer. (though Other M, that was a fun game, nice story 🙂 )

  9. New game = Monster Hunter.

  10. Pass on Monster Hunter and pass on second analog stick attachment or addon . The 3DS does not need it. 🙁 Did the original DS need it? Heck no. I t succeeded becuase of the games and that is what Nintendo ‘s focus needs to be on. Other wise I will sell my 3DS and get PS VITA.